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The Knowledge Problem

No one person holds all the relevant information needed to plan an economy. F.A. Hayek observed this in his widely cited article, "The Use of Knowledge in Society" where he points out  that the data required for rational economic planning are distributed among individual actors and thus exist unavoidably outside the knowledge of a central authority. 

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For centuries, hierarchical models dominated human organizations. Kings, warlords, and emperors could rally groups--but also oppress them. Non-hierarchical forms of organization, though, are increasingly defining our lives. It's no secret how this shift has benefited out social lives, including dating, and it's becoming more commonplace even in the corporate world. But it has also now come even to organizations bent on domination rather than human flourishing, as the Islamic State shows. If even destructive groups rely on this form of entrepreneurial organization, then hierarchy's time could truly be coming to an end.
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